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Special Issue: Pandemic Asia, Part I (Table of Contents)

July 15, 2020
Volume 18 | Issue 14 | Number 1
Article ID 5414


Jeff Kingston, Editor of this special issue, assembled a team of contributors from all over the region and is grateful for their working on a tight deadline to assess the pandemic in Asia as of July 2020. In editing this volume he received valuable editorial assistance from Laney Bahan, guidance from Mark Selden and production processing assistance from Joelle Tapas, Hannah LaTourette and Yayoi Koizumi who shepherded the manuscripts from submission to publication with patience and acuity.



1. Jeff Kingston - Introduction

2. Michael Bartos - Modern Pandemics


East Asia and the Pacific

3. Michael Bartos - Australia and the Rhythm of the Covid-19 Epidemic

4. David Moser - A Fearful Asymmetry: Covid-19 and America’s Information Deficit with China

5. Anonymous - Social Media and China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

6. Simon Cartledge - So What? Hong Kong’s Covid-19 Success Won’t be Why It Remembers 2020

7. Brian Hioe - “Asia’s Orphan” During the COVID-19 Pandemic

8. Ian Rowen - Crafting the Taiwan Model for COVID-19: An Exceptional State in Pandemic Territory

9. S. Nathan Park - Fostering Trust in Government During a Pandemic: The Case of South Korea 

10. Azby Brown - Information as the Key: Evaluating Japan’s Response to COVID-19

11. Togo Kazuhiko - The First Phase of Japan’s Response to COVID-19



12. Kyle Cleveland - Contemplating COVID in Japan 

13. Horiguchi Sachiko - Towards a Renewed Sense of Sociality in the Pandemic Age

14. Wei Chuan Chen - Becoming a Mom in Pandemic Tokyo



15. Michiel Baas - Labour Migrants as an (Un)Controllable Virus in India and Singapore

16. Naoko Wake - Lack of Empathy Takes the United States Deeper into the Second Cold War


This is the Table of Contents of the Special Issue: Pandemic Asia, Part I.

See also the Table of Contents for Part II.

Readers of this special may be also interested in another COVID-19 special Vulnerable Populations Under COVID-19 in Japan edited by David H. Slater.


Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies and Professor of History at Temple University, Japan. Most recently, he wrote The Politics of Religion, Nationalism and Identity (2019) and Japan (2019), edited Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan (2019, rev 2nd ed.) and Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (2017) and co-edited Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia (2019) and Japan’s Foreign Relations with Asia (2018). His current research focuses on transitional justice and the politics of memory.